http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sdoumbiacrew #1 in a series: This is my best quality High Definition video yet! If your computer is fast enough, press the HD button, You can still watch it in regular format as well! This video was shot at a Dununba (aka dundunba) community celebration and dnace party I attended in Conakry, Guinea West Africa while I was studying with the late great Komoko Sano at his compound. I am installing it in parts as the files are to big to load otherwise. Shot on Sony HD HDR-HC1 Mini DV camcorder 1080i. Djembe drumming, djembe drums and djembe master! high defitniton 1080i
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I have started a Djembe Drum group on Facebook!
A good friend and long time drummer recommends that students play every day. Some people think that means they have to sit around for hours at a time but he say’s even five minutes to connect with your instrument (in this case the djembe drum) makes all the difference in the world. You are building a relationship! Another teacher from long ago, Les Lumley from the group, “Ghetto Mysticism” in Boston say’s, “if you are learning a music or drumming style from another culture, the most important thing you can do is to listen to music from that culture regularly”. I find it really helps especialy for really getting the feel in your body and soul. Most of us grew up not listening to popular western music, not African music. …